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The Great Forgotten Taranaki


Taranaki is one of our popular New Zealand tour destinations and our sixth venture to the region gives you the opportunity to enjoy this new experience.

Fly to Palmerston North for two nights before travelling along the ‘milk route’ to New Plymouth, visiting the Tawhiti Museum in Hawera along the way.

Spend time in New Plymouth where New Zealand’s own Mt Fuji – Mt Taranaki or Mt Egmont sits out to the east, travel around ‘The Mountain.’ Journey to the Republic of Whangamomona and along the Forgotten Highway to the iconic Chateau for a special night before returning home.


Your travel itinerary

Thursday 17 September

Auckland – Palmerston

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Fly south from Auckland to Palmerston North. We enjoy a local lunch followed by a visit to a wind farm before arriving at your central hotel for a two-night stay. A welcome dinner at the hotel tonight.



Friday 18 September

Palmerston North

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After breakfast visit Massey University for a tour and morning tea.Later travel through the Manawatu Gorge to Mangatainoka to visit the Tui Brewery (Tui HQ) which includes lunch and a tour. Return to your hotel late afternoon.

Saturday 19 September

Palmerston North - New Plymouth

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Travel by coach through Whanganui, Waverley and Patea to the renowned Tawhiti Museum in Hawera - a NZ must do! There are themed galleries of shipping, farming, railways and more. Arrive in New Plymouth for a three night stay.




Sunday 20 September

New Plymouth

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A full day coach tour of the Taranaki Region includes:

• The Possum Factory with the opportunity to purchase high quality products

• Lunch at the Mountain House. 

• Pioneer Village

• Historical Lighthouse & Museum 

• Return to the hotel for dinner.

Monday 21 September

New Plmouth

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A day to choose your own activities – Pukekura Park, Pukeiti Gardens, shopping or relax. Dinner at the hotel.



Tuesday 22 September

New Plymouth – National Park

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A special day as we coach to the Republic of Whangamomona for lunch, before continuing along the Great Forgotten Highway to Taumarunui. Drive alongside the Raurimu Spiral to National Park and the Chateau Tongariro for a one night stay.

Enjoy a Farewell Dinner at the hotel.

Wednesday 23 September

National Park - Auckland

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After breakfast, an optional trip up the Mountain (weather permitting) for spectacular views or a coffee at the café. Return to the hotel and begin our journey home including a lunch stop before arriving in Auckland early evening. 



•  Auckland to Palmerston North on Air New Zealand

• Travel on comfortable luxury coaches with large panoramic      windows

•Six nights in comfortable accommodation

•Daily cooked breakfasts, six lunches and six dinners

•Visit to Tui Breweries and Tawhiti Museum

•Sightseeing as per itinerary 

•Entrance fees where applicable


Cost Per Person *
Auckland - Auckland
Twin ShareSingle 
   $2,021  $2,407

*This is a cash or cheque price. Credit cards will incur a 2% fee
*Itinerary and costs subject to change, airline and fuel charges and currency fluctuations prior to final payment


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Booking Conditions

• A non-refundable deposit of $500 per person will secure a place on the tour.  

• Full Payment is due no later than 07 August 2020.  

• Bookings made after 07 August 2020 must be paid in full at time of booking.



  • Deposit – non-refundable  
  • All cancellation charges are on a per-person basis.  
  • After 07 August 2020 – no refund 

Travel Insurance

We strongly advise all participants to take out suitable travel insurance to cover cancellation costs. Please ask us for a quote.


Health and Fitness

  • At times, entering and exiting the train can be very demanding for those with limited mobility.
  • To ensure the tour is enjoyable for the whole group, a good standard of fitness is required with the ability to comfortably walk 400 metres.
  • Mobility frames and scooters are not practical or permitted.

Note: Pukekohe Travel reserves the right to correct errors and omissions on our website without recourse.
* Itinerary subject to change